February 28, 2016
We all get the heebie jeebies when we think about writing your own vows, Garratt and I were no exception. We really did not know where to start, apart from the legal requirements, what do you write?
To make sure we were both on the same page and our vows would compliment each others, we decided to use a “guide”. We would each start with a statement then move on to talk about what we love about each other. Next came our promises, the legals and our final words. We wanted our vows to really show our family and friends why it was so important for us to become husband and wife, so they are fairly lengthy. You can make your wedding vows short and sweet or long and poetic, the key is to make sure you communicate that to your fiance’ to ensure everything is well balanced.
Do not, I repeat do not spoil your ceremony by sharing exactly what you have written with each other, just keep the communication about your vows to the basics. For example we gave each other our word count and a rough idea of what types of statements were include.
The content of your vows can be difficult to come up with when you are trying to tell your other half everything you love about them, I found that all the little love letters we had written was great inspiration, also i found some really lovely quotes we both appreciated and included snippets of those too.
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